If you deal with acne-prone skin, you're likely well-acquainted with the challenge of finding a good sunscreen. It can often feel like a catch-22: Sure, we all want UV protection, but even the best SPF formulas often trigger breakouts. They can leave your face feeling greasy and your pores feeling clogged — and no one likes that.
That said, there are some great sunscreens for acne-prone skin out there — you just have to know where to find them. Whether that means a lightweight hydrating formula from dermatologist-developed brand CeraVe or the silkiest SPF from ultra-luxe La Mer, rest assured: There's a sunscreen out there for you. Keep reading to see some of our favorite acne-safe sunscreens.
Yes, even some of us who are dealing with aging still have to deal with pesky breakouts. This ultra-light, fast-absorbing sun protectant steers clear of clogging pores, while protecting against the sun's harmful rays and the early signs of aging. It's a win-win if you ask us!
Everyone's favorite good-for-you skin care brand knows how to do sunscreen well, people! Its combined two products that many people could benefit from wearing every day: sunscreen and a little glow-boosting coverage. This cream formula tints the skin with a natural, just-left-the-beach glow — while also protecting against UVA/UVB rays, free radicals and oxidative damage.
If you've got sensitive and/or acne prone skin, you pretty much can't go wrong with CeraVe's derm-recommended offerings. Its newest sunscreen is lightweight and non-greasy; absorbing quickly for non-irritating UV protection.
Safe for all skin types, this priming sunscreen goes on before your foundation (or alone if you aren't wearing a foundation) and leaves the skin prepped, primed, matte, and truly looking poreless. Don't worry, a chalky finish isn't something you'll see with this product. It's made with ingredients like silk extract, Japanese wild rose, and loquat leaf extract, which work together to smooth skin, tighten the look of pores and fine lines, also adding some handy antioxidant protection.